The newest addition to the Pokemon series of games has its players competing against their enemies in a League of Legends style MOBA called Pokemon Unite. Each player will pick a Pokemon and join up with four other players in order to score points against the opposing team. Those who hope to win will need to work together with their friends and have an in depth understanding of the Pokemon that they are choosing to play as.
While there are several different Pokemon for the player to choose between during the course of Pokemon Unite, there are some that are just naturally a better choice than others. If those better choices are played properly and the player builds their character well they can be leagues beyond their opponents during a match. The Pokemon Talonflame is one of those top choices that the player can pick, and this guide shows the best possible build for the character.
Pokemon Unite: Best Talonflame Build
There are many different Pokemon types for players to choose from that range from several Pokemon generations. Talonflame is a Speedster-type Pokemon which means that the best build for this character is going to center around boosting his speed and the speed in which they attack opponents. When the match begins the player will start playing as Fletchling and will need to level up to evolve into Talonflame and have full access to all of the Pokemon’s abilities.
Talonflame has several different abilities to choose from, but once again some of them are better suited for its playstyle than others. As the player levels the Pokemon up here are the moves that the player will want to select:
Level One – At level one the player will have their basic attack and also have access to Peck and Acrobatics. Peck will have Talonflame fly towards the opponent and attack them three times in a row. Acrobatics however will allow the player to dash forwards to attack, but also retreats immediately after to avoid a counter-attack.
Level Five – By leveling up to the fifth level the player gains the ability to level up their Peck ability. The player should transform it into Aerial Ace as this ability will work similarly to Peck, but will also boost this attack power of Talonflame’s next basic attack. Additionally, if the player reaches level 11 they will also gain increased damage for this attack.
Level Seven – Upon reaching the seventh level the player will gain the ability to upgrade Acrobatics as well. This ability should be transformed into Brave Bird which will grant the player the ability to cover Talonflame in fire and launch themselves into an AOE attack. They will suffer recoil from this attack, but the cooldown of other abilities will also be reduced. If the player reaches level thirteen the recoil will be decreased dramatically.
On top of selecting the right moves, players will also want to make sure that they bring the right items with them into battle. Each Pokemon can have three separate items in their possession at a time, and these are the best ones for Talonflame’s stats:
- Float Stone – This increases Talonflame’s speed and attack.
- Attack Weight – With this equipped Talonflame will have increased attack already, but it will further increase after a point is scored.
- Scope Lens – This final item will increase both the critical chance and critical damage of all of Talonflame’s attacks.
Pokemon Unite can be played on Nintendo Switch now and iOS and Android later this year.